New Zealand Cricket CEO David White has given hope to Pakistani cricket fans, claiming the Black Caps could play their abandoned ODI and T20I series next year.
During a chat with veteran commentator Ian Smith of SEN Radio, White said he was confident that a window of availability can be made for the Pakistan series for 2022.
"I’m sure we’ll find a window. We are scheduled to play them next year in January and February, two Test matches as part of the World Test Championships and some ODIs, so maybe we can wrap the games around those series,” he said.
He went on to commend Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for staying professional in spite of the loss that Pakistan faced after the abrupt pull-out by the Kiwis.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board) were fantastic, very professional. We will work through with them over the coming weeks and months to ensure we fulfill our obligations to them, we’ve got to play five ODIs and three T20s against them. It’s really disappointing for Pakistan cricket, but we had no option but to leave the tour, unfortunately,” he shared.